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No System Restore points/none being created

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by KanMan, Jan 1, 2006.

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  1. KanMan

    KanMan Thread Starter

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    I have 55.8 GB on my hard drive and 6.72 GB left to use. System restore hasnt been working for awhile now I've tried turning it off and turning it back on after a reboot and nothing happens. I've created manual points but none show up in the checkpoint calander. There are zero points in the checkpoint calander and none are being created. I have enough space for system restore to be running right? whats wrong here?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Bert Kinney

    Bert Kinney

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    Hi,

    There are several reasons this may occur. Let's take a look at Event Viewer for any System Restore logs that may have been created recently that may help us diagnosing the problem.

    Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
    Click on System in the left pane.
    Click the gray title “Source” at the top of the source name column in the right pane to sort by source name, look for "sr" and "srservice".
    Double click on each of these events, then click on the button below the two arrows in the upper right corner. This will copy the event information to the clipboard. Paste the information for each of the two event here. There’s no need to post duplicate Event ID’s.

    How do I use the Event Viewer to search for System Restore logs?
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#EventViewer

    Here are some more links for troubleshooting System Restore.

    System Restore Failures to restore:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

    System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
     
  3. KanMan

    KanMan Thread Starter

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    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: SRService
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 115
    Date: 1/1/2006
    Time: 3:55:07 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: FAMILY
    Description:
    System Restore monitoring was enabled on all drives.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: SRService
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 116
    Date: 12/31/2005
    Time: 10:02:10 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: FAMILY
    Description:
    System Restore monitoring was disabled on all drives.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


    I just disabled it in the morning to see if anything would happen, its enabled now
     
  4. Bert Kinney

    Bert Kinney

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    Hi,

    If any monitored drive falls below 50 MB of free disk space System Restore switches to standby mode and stops creating restore points. All restore points are deleted at that time. System Restore reactivates and resumes creating restore points as soon as 200 MB of disk space is free on the system drive.

    I would suggest enabling System Restore on the partition Windows is installed on only. And set the amount of disk space used to hold restore points to around 1GB. These setting should help avoid further deletion of restore point.
     
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